Ed Schultz is looking to parlay his status as a liberal broadcast icon into a run for Senate in his home state of North Dakota. And it's looking more and more feasible, with Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) unlikely to run.

But it's not the first time Schultz has considered running for statewide office back home. He did the same thing back in 1994, when he was still a local broadcaster and a conservative thinker.

Schultz considered challenging Pomeroy under the GOP banner.

From the AP, 16 years ago:

Sportscaster and radio talk show host Ed Schultz says he may seek the Republican endorsement for Congress. Schultz mentioned his interest in running against first-term Democratic Rep. Earl Pomeroy during Thursday morning's "Viewpoint'' talk show on WDAY radio. The only declared GOP candidate for the House is state Rep. Gary Porter of Minot, an unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1992. "I just think North Dakota needs a new, fresh conservative voice,'' Schultz said. "I think I could be that person. I don't know if I am yet.'' Schultz, 40, has been sports director at WDAY-TV and radio for 11 years, covering North Dakota State University. He hosts the morning radio news and talk show three days a week.